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How to Duplicate a WordPress Page or Post with a Single Click

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Do you want to duplicate a WordPress page or post with a single click?

Creating a duplicate post or page allows you to copy a page’s design, settings, metadata, and other important content. This can save you a ton of time and effort while keeping your pages and posts consistent.

In this article, we will show you how to quickly duplicate a WordPress page or post.

Easily duplicate a WordPress post or page

Why Clone or Duplicate a Page/Post in WordPress?

Sometimes, you may need to quickly copy a WordPress page or post with all its settings. For example, you may want to reuse the design from a successful sales page or extend existing content into a whole new post.

One option is to manually CTRL + C and CTRL + V the page’s content into a new draft. However, this won’t copy the featured image, post settings, SEO settings, and other important metadata.

This means you will need to manually add this information, which takes time and effort.

That said, let’s see how you can duplicate WordPress pages or posts with a single click.

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How to Duplicate a WordPress Post or Page With a Plugin (Step by Step)

The best way to copy a page or post and all its settings is by using Duplicate Post. This plugin allows you to copy pages or posts’ content and settings into new drafts.

First, you will need to install and activate the plugin. If you need help, then please see our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, go to Posts » All Posts or Pages » All Pages, depending on the content you want to duplicate from your WordPress website.

Here, simply hover over the original page or post you want to copy and select either ‘Clone,’ ‘New Draft,’ or ‘Rewrite & Republish.’

The Duplicate Post menu options below a blog post in the WordPress admin

‘Clone’ duplicates the existing page or post but doesn’t open it in the WordPress content editor.

Meanwhile, ‘New Draft’ duplicates the post and opens the copy in the content editor so you can start working on it right away.

Lastly, ‘Rewrite & Republish’ duplicates the post and opens the copy in the content editor. Then, when you click ‘Publish’ in the Gutenberg editor, WordPress will replace the original post with the newly updated version.

You can duplicate pages and posts from your WordPress site at once using the bulk edit feature.

Simply check the box next to each page or post you want to copy, and then open the dropdown menu that shows ‘Bulk Actions’ by default.

Bulk duplicating pages and posts in WordPress

In the dropdown menu, select either ‘Clone’ or ‘Rewrite & Republish.’

After that, just click on ‘Apply.’

Cloning multiple WordPress pages and posts

This duplicating content feature can save you a ton of time and improve your editorial workflow in WordPress.

Customizing the Duplicate Post Plugin Settings

The Yoast Duplicate Post plugin works out of the box and supports posts and pages by default. However, you can configure it to duplicate custom post types or change the elements it copies when creating a duplicate.

To configure the plugin’s settings, go to Settings » Duplicate Post.

Duplicate post settings

You will now see all the content that Yoast Duplicate Post can copy, such as title, excerpt, and attachments. Simply check and uncheck the boxes, depending on the page and post elements you want to copy.

Next, select the ‘Permissions’ tab.

Duplicate Post permissions

By default, administrators and editors can duplicate posts.

You can check and uncheck these boxes, depending on the user roles who need to duplicate posts. For example, if you manage a multi-author WordPress blog, then authors may need the clone page or post feature.

If you use custom post types, then these will appear next to ‘Enable for these post types.’ Simply check the box next to each custom post type you want to copy.

If you use WooCommerce for your eCommerce site, then you will also have the option to duplicate WooCommerce ‘Orders’ and ‘Coupons.’

Cloning WooCommerce products and coupons

Finally, click on the ‘Display’ tab and choose where you want to show the duplicate links on your WordPress blog.

Simply check or uncheck the boxes in the ‘Show links in’ section to add or remove these links from the post list, edit screen, and more.

Configuring the page and post duplication plugin

By default, the plugin adds ‘New Draft,’ ‘Clone,’ and ‘Rewrite & Republish’ links to your WordPress dashboard.

If you want to remove one or more of these links, then simply uncheck its box.

Customizing the duplicate settings in WordPress

When you are happy with how the plugin is set up, click on the ‘Save changes’ button to store your settings.

We hope this article helped you learn how to easily duplicate a WordPress page or post. You may also want to see our ultimate WordPress SEO guide for beginners and our expert picks for the must-have WordPress plugins to grow your website.

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  2. Dayo Olobayo says

    I’ve been struggling with manually copying and pasting content from one page to another and it’s always a pain to remember to transfer over all the metadata too. This Duplicate Post plugin sounds like a real time-saver. I can’t wait to try out it.

  3. John Rowe says

    It seems that this or a similar plugin used to also allow for the migration of a post or page to another website however I don’t see plugins that migrate only pages or posts, they all seem to promote the migration of whole websites (Not what I want.) What am I missing?

    • WPBeginner Support says

      If you only want to move posts or pages to a new site, you should be able to use the default exporter under Tools>Export and then use the WordPress importer on the site you want the content on under Tools>Import.


  4. Jiří Vaněk says

    Thank you for the guide. Thanks to it, I can give myself one page as a template for other articles and then duplicate other content from it. Cool.

  5. Muhammad Hammad says

    I only want to copy the design layout of the page and change the content. Is that possible with this plugin? Please advise.

  6. Ashlee says

    How do you copy an entire WordPress website?

    I have an existing website and am wanting to create a another that’ll look like the existing site but have different content.

  7. Dan says

    Hope you can help, is there a way to have the clone/copy page auto update content when changed on the original page? For example, I have removed an image from the original page but it still appears on the copy page but I’d like that to copy page to remain an exact replica. Thanks.

  8. Dean says

    Assuming I use the clone option, will allow me to edit those elements that I left unchecked in the copy section? Specifically I’m interested in being able to edit the extract.

  9. Linda says

    Sounds wonderful. Can I use it to clone a page from my stage site to our live site? I am sure hoping so!

    Thank you for your help,


    • WPBeginner Support says

      For that, you would want to use the export tool under Tools>Export and then you should be able to specify a single post


      • Linda says

        Thanks, Support. Appreciate your reply (so quickly, too!) and suggestion. A follow up question: to do the cloning, should I have the plugin installed on both stage and live sites? Hope this isn’t a dumb question!

        • WPBeginner Support says

          If you are moving the content from a staging site you wouldn’t need to worry about using the plugin from this article. This plugin is for creating a duplicate post/page on the same site.

        • Linda says

          Just to tell support that I now understand how to get my content moved to the live site. Apologies for getting confused about your advice to use ‘export’ not this plugin. Thanks for your help … and your patience!!

  10. Jim Stauffer says

    Thanks so much for this. It makes my previous podcast episode post a template for the next one.

  11. Martha M. says

    This post was very helpful and with the great video included, I was able to duplicate the page that I needed to add info to.

    Now, I need to make that duplicate page the main page and do not know how to do that.

    I tried changing the name, but it hyphenated the ending of the URL and the whole page is now gone from the website. I also messaged you on your FB page.

  12. Robin says

    Thank you for this post–It was just what I needed! I went from I wonder how I can….to duplicating a post in a matter of minutes!

  13. Val says

    Is there a way to copy a post and paste it in Word, for eg, so you can save the wording for use elsewhere?

  14. Paul says

    Great Thanks for your work on this. It helpt me great. I,m a beginner with wordpress and try to figure it al out I,m trying to work whit Elementor also great but this whas missing.

  15. Joe says

    Once the duplicate is edited, how do you then replace the original that is live?
    It seems like it would be a lot of steps.
    – Rename the duplicate to match the original.
    – go into the customize settings
    – go into menu
    – create a new menu item, pointing it to the new edited version.
    – delete the menu item pointing to the original version.
    Is that about right?
    Is there a simpler way?

  16. Trish Mears says

    Thanks for the info. What I want to be able to do is rename the Duplicate/Clone page, so it is found in Searches (and at the bottom on my website). Can you give me some guidance please.

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